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India Reaches 214-3 in Reply to Australia’s 333 in Cricket Test

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Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar cuts the ball away on the second day of the first Test match between Australian and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne on Dec. 27, 2011. Photographer: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag hit half-centuries as India reached 214-3 to trail Australia by 119 runs in their series-opening cricket Test in Melbourne.

Dravid finished day two 68 not out after Peter Siddle bowled Tendulkar for 73 in the fourth ball before stumps, leaving Tendulkar on 99 centuries in international cricket. Siddle earlier dismissed Dravid when he was on 65, though the batsman survived because of a no-ball.

Sehwag made 67 from 83 balls before edging a James Pattinson delivery onto the stumps. Ben Hilfenhaus got the other wicket for Australia, which earlier added 56 runs after resuming at 277-6, when Gautam Gambhir edged a catch behind to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

The teams are scheduled to play four Tests with matches in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide to follow. India, seeking its first Test series victory in Australia since it first began touring there in 1947, holds the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the last two series at home.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Baynes at dbaynes@bloomberg.net

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